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Many truck stops and rest areas have parking spots for big trucks that are pull-thru spots (which are parking spots that are entered from the back and allow the vehicle to exit by continuing straight).  Pull-thrus are easier to...
It is important to take breaks throughout the day.  If you are a trucker, certain rest breaks are required by hours of service laws.  While long, restorative breaks are necessary to keep healthy and rested when on the road,...
If you are a trucker, chances are you prefer driving to doing paperwork. Many professional drivers detest the seemingly-endless paperwork that is a part of trucking. However, all of that paperwork is needed for some reason or another. Your company...
Truck drivers today are often expected to be proficient with a variety of electronic devices.  From cell phones to in-truck dispatching systems, trucking is full of communication and business devices meant to increase efficiency for drivers and businesses. A driver...
Tractor-trailer vehicles are equipped with a device called a tractor protection valve.  The purpose of this airbrake component is to prevent all of the tractor’s compressed air supply from escaping through the trailer lines in the event the trailer...
Here’s a quick tip for those new to the trucking industry that will keep you in good standing with your fellow drivers: pull through after fueling up.  When you’ve finished filling up at the fuel pumps of a truck...
Truckers can get involved in their industry outside of their normal job duties.  Sure, trucking is a demanding job with long hours, but there are options for those interested in seeing positive change in the industry. Provinces and states typically...
While most professional drivers are familiar with Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Level 1, 2, and 3 inspections, there are actually 8 different levels of inspections.  Here is a quick description of each: Level 1: The big inspection where all...
Just because you have hours remaining on your logbook does not mean it is safe for you to drive. Fatigue cycles do not follow the hours of service rules exactly, and some people are simply more tired at some times of...
June 12, 2021, remains the firm date in Canada for federally-regulated carriers to implement ELDs (electronic logging devices) in their vehicles.  While ELDs that have passed the third-party certification program are not yet (as of May 1st, 2021) available...

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